As Ivory Coast strives to put more than a decade of bloody conflict behind it, courts in the agrarian west African nation are overwhelmed by quarrels over land ownership.
From nationwide seizures of newspapers to tough new regulations on live political programming, rights groups and journalists say Nigeria's media freedom record is falling worryingly short of international standards.
A spate of daring high-seas attacks off Southeast Asia is stoking fears that its vital shipping lanes could once again become a hotspot for piracy unless regional powers act fast.
The kidnapping in Iraq of dozens of Turks by extremist fighters has revived debate over Ankara's alleged courtship of jihadist groups and prompted calls for an overhaul in its approach to the war in Syria.
As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host U.S. warships.
Spain's government is crafting a new legal shield for King Juan Carlos after he steps off the throne and loses the absolute royal immunity that has protected him for 39 years.
Thailand's military is bolstering its self-designated role as protector of the monarchy with increased “cyber patrols” to root out critics of the king following last month's coup.
The rise of al-Qaida-linked militants in Iraq can be traced to America's invasion of the country more than a decade ago, as it left a power vacuum and unleashed sectarian bloodletting, experts said Friday.
Both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and jihadist groups battling to oust him stand to benefit from a lightning offensive by militants across the border in Iraq, analysts believe.
A jihadist offensive driving toward Iraq's capital is allowing the country's Kurds to reinforce their claims to territory Baghdad has long opposed them adding to their autonomous northern region.